Senior Lecturer In Mechanical Engineering, 1.0 FTE

University of Cumbria - Department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic academic leadership team tasked with developing and delivering the University’s STEM strategy.

The University of Cumbria is one of Britain’s newest Universities, with 10,500 students across campuses in Carlisle, Ambleside, Lancaster, Barrow and London. 97% of our students are in employment or further training after graduating which reflects the applied and experiential nature of our academic portfolio. The University was established by an Act of Parliament to be a University ‘for and of Cumbria’; as such much of the academic portfolio is co-created with industry and partner organisations to respond to regional, and in turn national, shortages in graduate skills. The University of Cumbria has made the strategic decision to invest in STEM in response to the high demand for Science and Engineering graduates, resulting from the range of transformational growth projects in this region.

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering to contribute to the academic delivery of our current MSc in Engineering; collaborative undergraduate BEng programmes and strategically to contribute to the further development of the our engineering portfolio as part of the expansion within STEM to meet employer needs. Applications are particularly encouraged from persons with expertise in advanced manufacturing and computer aided design.

The post holder will be integral to the development of new and existing programmes within the engineering portfolio which will require stakeholder engagement; liaison with professional bodies and apprenticeship trailblazer groups. Experience of project management is desirable to work as part of a wider academic team to contribute to the development of the engineering business case to be presented to the Deanery and University Executive Group.

We are a successful, practical and research-driven teaching team with a reputation for innovation in course design and development. The post holder will be expected to actively engage with professional and pedagogical research and scholarship to support teaching activities and extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and research.

This is a fixed term post which may be extended upon achievement of specific outcomes to support the delivery of the University’s STEM strategy.

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Dr Elspeth Lees (Head of Department) via  01228 616378 or

The closing date for this post is Midnight on Wednesday 26 October 2016.

It is anticipated that interviews for this post will take place on Friday 04 November 2016 at the Carlisle campus.

* Incremental progression up to £46,924 applies

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